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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303543
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension associated with iron-deficiency anaemia

  1. Mary D King1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2General Paediatrics, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology, Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eva Bridget Forman, Department of Neurology, Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1, Ireland; forman.eva{at}gmail.com
  • Received 17 December 2012
  • Revised 17 December 2012
  • Accepted 17 January 2013
  • Published Online First 14 February 2013

A 12-year-old Nigerian girl presented to the Emergency Department with headache, dizziness and diplopia. She had a history of menorrhagia. Mild dyspnoea, tachycardia, left sixth cranial nerve palsy and papilloedema (figures 1 and 2) were noted. Body mass index was normal. Full blood count revealed haemoglobin of 4.8 g/dl. The red cells were hypochromic and mircocytic. A CT …

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